We are responsible for how we live. We are responsible for how we raise our children. I’m talking about black people. We have to take responsibility for our lives. It is far too seductive to allow the narrative the story that we had used to interpret our experience to become solely and singly our victimization. This is a deep mistake. It’s a political mistake more importantly it’s a spiritual mistake. It’s an existential mistake absolutely,
So we cannot allow the machinations of the forces up here to uh impede our embrace of that responsibility and we cannot allow the narrative in the service of transitory political interests to obscure the responsibilities that are at stake here in our community.